Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

Performed by our registered veterinary technicians, ultrasounds and X-rays allow us to take a closer look at your pet’s body to properly diagnose any conditions they may have or to analyze injuries they sustained or objects they swallowed (this happens more often than you might think!) Ultrasounds are used to examine the heart, lungs and other soft organs. X-rays are used to inspect the bones and joints. Reach out to us at 905.885.8151 for more details on these services including service rates and other specifics.

Do pets need to be sedated for ultrasounds or X-rays?

Not always. If your pet has no trouble with manual restraint or if the area to be examined is easy to get to, then no sedation is required.

Can my pet eat before an X-ray?

Generally speaking, pets do not need to fast before X-rays and other imaging tests. Fasting for at least 12 hours is usually reserved for bloodwork to get the most accurate test results possible. That being said, your veterinarian may request a blood test on the spot during a routine exam and get a reliable result even if your pet enjoyed a treat or two before their appointment.

How long do pet ultrasounds and X-rays take?

The whole procedure can be completed in about 15 minutes, depending if your pet needs to be sedated and how many times, they have to be repositioned to get the right angle. Because we have digital imaging techniques and tools, the results can also be viewed and analyzed during one appointment. You can also request copies of your pet’s results.

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and limited staffing, we are unable to take new clients at the moment. We sincerely appreciate your kindness, patience and understanding during this time.


We are still operating curbside only for appointments and the pickup of medication and food. Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance so we can note it on the appointment. We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check!


We are OPEN with the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic